August: Peridot

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Peridot is known for being a distinctive signature lime green. It was was believed to bring magical powers and healing properties to protect against nightmares. Today, most Peridot comes from Arizona but it is also found in China, Myanmar, and Pakistan.

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Egypt was the primary source of the peridot, called the ‘Gem of the Sun.' The Egyptians used the gems as Talisman to ward off evil. The gemstones worn by Queen Cleopatra were peridot. Many people misttok the gems for emeralds as peridot were not very known at the time.

The different green variations of Peridot.

The different green variations of Peridot.